electric vehicles

Alto Rideshare Launches Its First Fleet of Electric Vehicles in Dallas
by | Apr 23, 2024
As part of its aim to promote "a cleaner, greener rideshare experience," Dallas-based Alto is rolling out 12 fully Alto-branded Kia EV-9’s in the city. The company has also installed EV fast-charging stations at its Dallas depot.
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JLR Taps Irving-Based Alkegen To Bring ‘Advanced Thermal Protection’ to Next‑Gen EV Battery Systems
by | Apr 17, 2024

JLR—formerly known as Jaguar Land Rover—has chosen Irving-based Alkegen, a high-performance specialty materials company pioneering innovative solutions for the battery industry, for a new range of anti-thermal propagation products....

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Over $58M Awarded to Advance Fort Worth Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Plant
by | Apr 1, 2024
Las Vegas-based MP Materials—which began building the plant in 2022 at Hillwood's AllianceTexas—plans to produce ""precursor materials" at the facility this summer, and "finished magnets" by late 2025. The critically needed products will be delivered to General Motors to power EVs—and help "bring the supply chain home" to the U.S.
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AT&T To Add Rivian EVs To Its Fleet, As It Uses AI To Further Reduce Emissions

by | Dec 14, 2023
Dallas-based AT&T said that piloting EVs from Rivian will allow it to explore "new paths in its electrification journey," helping the company contribute toward its commitment of carbon neutrality by 2035. The company expects to add Rivian Commercial Van and R1 vehicles to its fleet in early 2024.
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Junchuang North America Inc. expansion
China’s Junchuang Opens EV Parts Plant, R&D Hub in Fort Worth
by | Aug 14, 2023
JCNA's model plant in Fort Worth will be its cornerstone North American R&D hub, driving innovations for the EV market and creating over 120 jobs by 2025.
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Texas Legislature Eyes Expansion of EV Fast-Charging Stations Statewide
Electric vehicle owners across Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas could use an extra spark when it comes to EV fast-charging stations. Now two bills in the Texas Legislature could help spur expansion of the stations statewide—offering guidelines for how EV charging stations would be funded and built, and laying down how they would be registered with the state and be subject to inspections.
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Dallas-Based Zevo Is Launching ‘World’s First’ Peer-to-Peer EV Sharing Platform
With $2 million in pre-seed funding from a single Dallas angel investor, Zevo is aiming for a Q2 launch of its EV car-sharing platform, starting out in Dallas and Austin. Hosts will be able to make their EVs available for booking on the Zevo app when they're idle or not needed. Users can then book the vehicles in real time, getting "on-demand access" to the EVs by the hour, the week, or even a month at a time. We spoke with Co-Founder and CEO Hebron Sher about Zevo's tech, its goal to be the Airbnb of EV car-sharing, and its plans to expand nationally.
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Alto Expands Service to Silicon Valley as It Builds a New Dallas HQ and Aims to Go All‑Electric

by | Mar 8, 2022
Dallas-based ridesharing company Alto is entering its sixth market, after launching in Dallas and expanding to Houston, L.A., Miami, and Washington, D.C. With $60 million in funding since its 2018 launch, CEO Will Coleman talks about building a new HQ in the Dallas Design District, aiming to be in 25 metros over the next few years, and planning to be 100% electric by end of 2023.
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Dallas-Based Alto is Going 100% Electric as It Expands to Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley
by | Jan 4, 2022
Six months after a $45 million Series B raise, Alto will be a coast-to-coast company by end of this month. It now aims to transform its fleet of owned rideshare vehicles to 100% electric by the end of 2023, with a network of EV Ops Centers keeping them charged, maintained, and ready. The first center is being built now near its Dallas HQ.
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Plano-Based Toyota North America Will Build a $1.29B Battery Plant in the U.S. Could it Be Coming to Texas?
by | Oct 18, 2021
The battery plant is part of a $3.4B investment Toyota announced today toward developing and localizing automotive battery production in the U.S.—including lithium-ion batteries for EVs.
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Wallbox—a Global EV Charging Leader Expanding to Arlington—Begins Trading on NYSE
by | Oct 4, 2021
Now trading under "WBX," the Barcelona-based EV charging manufacturer closed its merger with N.Y.-based SPAC Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. on October 1.

Arlington leaders recently granted Wallbox incentives to build the company’s first North American plant in the Great Southwest Industrial District.
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Toyota Motor North America Advances Fuel Cell Electric Tech on Heavy-Duty Truck Prototype

by | Dec 14, 2020
"This is an important step in the transition to emissions-free heavy-duty trucks," according to TMNA Research and Development's chief engineer Andrew Lund.
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Kandi electric vehicle "most affordable"
Kandi Brings the ‘Most Affordable’ Electric Cars in the U.S. to Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Jul 30, 2020
A virtual event will kick off the launch of two models—the K23 and K27. The price tag for its new compact EV starts at about $13,000 after incentives, Garland-based Kandi America says.
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Energy Leadership Awards
TXU Names First North Texas Energy Leadership Awards Winners
by | Sep 26, 2018
Five North Texas businesses and organizations were winners in the categories of sustainability, innovation, energy management, community, and engagement.
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Scientel
Summit: Experts Talk Balancing Realities With ‘Gee-Whiz Tech’ for Smarter Cities
by | Sep 22, 2018
At the North Texas Smart Cities Summit, IT specialists, engineers, public officials, and civil servants pondered the possibilities and perils of smart city technology that's ever closer to becoming commonplace. Dave Moore has the takeaway.
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